Skitsafrantic: Gimmicks That Could Work in the WWE (Part I)
When it comes to the world of Pro Wrestling, there are many tools one has to obtain to achieve in the square ring.
From the work of the mic, in ring abilities, promos, physical attributes and even a single look or stare (for example, the People's Eyebrow) but one thing is for sure you have to connect to the crowd.
Like the things mentioned above there is one specific thing that can make you succeed or fail and that is your character or gimmick.
Several of wrestlers have been through this process until they found the right character to reach for the stars.
Guys like Austin and The Rock are two of the most notable of this curious case of gimmicks.
Austin started as a bleached blond in WCW and then moved to the WWF were other characters failed and finally they gave up, and let Austin be Austin but turned way up.
The Rock was known as Rocky Maivia back in the day and was booed and booed and oh yeah booed some more until finally he really gave them something to hate and that was his cockiness and swagger which led him being an Icon.
But for some, it's not that simple, as some don't have the traits or personality to reach that status like that they need a background they need something to push them and that something is a gimmick.
The Undertaker is and should be known as the best gimmick to work and Pro Wrestling history.
Yes, he did take a break from the dark side and became a kick a** bike rider, but The Undertaker dark side will always be best known.
This gimmick/character has held a untouchable streak at the biggest wrestling event of them all WrestleMania, has held different titles and has been an main event star basically since day one of arrival.
So why cant this work for other superstars, because WWE creative team got their heads stuck up you know what (laughs).
No more Hornswoggles, Boogeymen, or any other dumb gimmicks that you know won't work and please don't ever, ever and I mean ever try and put effort and promote a wrestlers gimmick and have them come in the ring and can't even wrestle (Kizarny).
The superstars who should get promoted and the time is the ones who have just a little trouble getting that little extra push.
This is why I present you the Skitsafrantic series. I plan on making this a 3 parter, first I will show you my choices and explain why.
Second I will have you give your ideas and thoughts and if your idea is popular, the gimmick will make it on to the list but you have to explain why.
After the list is officially decided I will present part 2, which I will match possible candidates to this gimmicks.
Part 3 will be storylines and how they can continue to keep the gimmick fresh and long lasting and one day be a top superstar.
Although this is a classic musical, there is no doubt WWE can take this and make it to so much more.
Dark, mysterious, unexpecting this are the things a wrestler could obtain to be great.
Everyone likes mysterious things, so why not have a Phantom hanging in the arena of the WWE?
First you would need a real good back ground why is the reason The Phantom is watch and waiting for the moment to do what he is going to do.
There are endless possibilities for this gimmick, revenge on an fellow wrestler, a cold hearted stocker of a lovely diva or just want to destroy the WWE.
The Phantom could hang around watching and waiting, disturbing and disrupting the WWE Universe for unknown reasons.
This could be a great intro to a struggling superstar, and once their identity is revealed, this could blast them to greatness maybe.
The Punisher wages a one-man war on the mob and all criminals in general by using all manner of weaponry. Seeking revenge on the ones who took his family's life.
This could make a great babyface character or even a flip-flop character, a character you don't know what way they are going to react.
This Punisher character can seek revenge on the ones of the WWE roster who took him out of action in till he gets every last one that did so.
But just because he seems like a heel dont take his kindness for weakness as he can also turn on his fellow faces to get to the top.
This dark baby-face could be a fresh new idea that no one has seen before.
Muhammad Ali wasn't a comic book character but could and would make a great gimmick.
Every WWE superstar wants to be the greatest, that is why they are in the game, right?
So why not have a cocky heel or baby face trash talk competition like no other, showing their swagger and never lets you hear the last of it if they get a victory over you.
This character in the boxing ring would be great in the WWE ring, with slick promos, and jokes that will crack fans up.
I see this as an upgraded The Rock and I have a perfect candidate for this gimmick as they can trash talk and beat you down at the same time.
Mr. Gold Standard, are you the GREATEST?
The Joker is portrayed as a master criminal whose characterization has varied from that of a mass murderer and terrorist to a goofy trickster-thief.
He revels in chaos and destruction, believing it to be hysterical (Thanks Wikipedia).
Why so serious? I will tell you why because this would make a great WWE gimmick. Far from the clown you used to know as Doink the Clown, this gimmick can set fear into the PG fans everywhere.
Destruction and playing jokes at the same time would make some great TV time for the WWE.
Sick and twisted and psychotic would make a great competitor for The Undertaker and even put him to shame.
Just like The Phantom you dont know what this mysterious character might do and that is what makes this gimmick so great.
WWE, call up Marvel and get the job done.
If you have any more ideas, please leave comments or inform me on my BB.
If I like the idea I will inform you and have you explain why and who you might want to take control of this gimmick.
Thank you for reading and let your minds run wild.